TOUR SCHEDULE: Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Hello everyone! We are so excited to announce the tour schedule for Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes.

September 13th
Love, Paola – Top 5 Reasons to Read Paradise on Fire, Favorite Quotes
BookMeSomeTime – Review

September 14th
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promo Post
Miss Olivia Reads – Review, Playlist, Top 5 Reasons to Read Paradise on Fire

September 15th
Midsummer Night’s Read – Review
Brinns Books – Review, Favorite Quotes

September 16th
The Reader’s Game – Review, Top 5 Reasons to Read Paradise on Fire
BoysMom Reads! – Review

September 17th
And On She Reads – Review, Top 5 Reasons to Read Paradise on Fire
Stuck in the Stacks – Review
DJREADSBOOKS – Review & Playlist

September 18th
Melancholic Blithe – Review
Rajiv’s Reviews – Review

September 19th
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review, Journal Spread, Playlist
The Nutty Bookworm Reads Alot – Review

September 13th
bookmesometime – Blogger’s Choice

September 14th
rosyreadz – Review, Journal Spread
missoliviareads – Blogger’s Choice

September 15th
iambibliomane – Review
brinnsbooks – Blogger’s Choice

September 16th
luna_reads_ – Review, Favorite Quotes

September 17th
tbrandbeyond – Promo – Blogger’s Choice
DJREADSBOOKS – Blogger’s Choice

September 18th
jypsylynn – Review
rajivsreviews – Blogger’s Choice

September 19th
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
sometimesleelynnreads – Blogger’s Choice
lazyfeline89 – Review

Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing date: September 14, 2021

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Content Warnings: Wild Fires, Parental Death


From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program. There, Addy joins five other Black city kids—each with their own troubles—to spend a summer out west.
Deep in the forest the kids learn new (and to them) strange skills: camping, hiking, rock climbing, and how to start and safely put out campfires. Most important, they learn to depend upon each other for companionship and survival. 
But then comes a devastating forest fire…
Addy is face-to-face with her destiny and haunting past. Developing her courage and resiliency against the raging fire, it’s up to Addy to lead her friends to safety. Not all are saved. But remembering her origins and grandmother’s teachings, she’s able to use street smarts, wilderness skills, and her spiritual intuition to survive.

Jewell Parker Rhodes has always loved reading and writing stories. Born and raised in Manchester, a largely African-American neighborhood on the North Side of Pittsburgh, she was a voracious reader as a child. She began college as a dance major, but when she discovered there were novels by African Americans, she knew she wanted to be an author. She wrote six novels for adults, two writing guides, and a memoir, but writing for children remained her dream.

Now she is the author of seven books for children including the New York Times bestsellers Ghost Boys and Black Brother, Black Brother. Her other books include Towers Falling, and the Louisiana Girls Trilogy: Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Her forthcoming novel, Paradise on Fire, will publish in September 2021. She has also published six adult novels, two writing guides, and a memoir.

Jewell has received numerous honors including the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing, and a Coretta Scott King Honor.

When she’s not writing, she’s visiting schools to talk about her books with the kids who read them, or teaching writing at Arizona State University, where she is the Piper Endowed Chair and Founding Artistic Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

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